Roman god of wine and intoxication

Bacchus

Roman god of wine and intoxication

"Dionysus and the Vine" — Gayley, 1893

Dionysus

"Dionysus and the Vine" — Gayley, 1893

"Bearded Dionysus and Satyr" — Gayley, 1893

Dionysus

"Bearded Dionysus and Satyr" — Gayley, 1893

"Head of Dionysus" — Gayley, 1893

Dionysus

"Head of Dionysus" — Gayley, 1893

"The Theater of Dionysus (Restoration)" — Morey, 1903

Dionysus

"The Theater of Dionysus (Restoration)" — Morey, 1903

"Dionysus visiting a Poet" — Gayley, 1893

Dionysus Poet

"Dionysus visiting a Poet" — Gayley, 1893

"Dionysus at Sea" — Gayley, 1893

Dionysus Sea

"Dionysus at Sea" — Gayley, 1893

"Seat of the Priest of Dionysus" — Morey, 1903

Dionysus Seat

"Seat of the Priest of Dionysus" — Morey, 1903

One of the earliest open-air theaters in Athens, Greece.

Theater of Dionysus

One of the earliest open-air theaters in Athens, Greece.

In Greek mythology, Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the most significant members of the Thiasus, the retinue of Dionysus. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by him into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication.

Maenads

In Greek mythology, Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the most significant members of the…

"Midas was, in Greek legend, a King of Phrygia. For his kindness to Silenus he was promised by Dionysus whatever he should ask, and in his folly he asked that everything he touched should become gold; but, as the very food he touched was at once changed into gold, he was soon fain to implore the god to take back his fatal gift. He was told to bathe in the sources of the Pactolus, and from that day to this its sands have yielded grains of gold. 600 B. C."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tomb of Midas

"Midas was, in Greek legend, a King of Phrygia. For his kindness to Silenus he was promised by Dionysus…

"Poseidon, Dionysus, and Goddess" — Gayley, 1893

Poseidon Dionysus

"Poseidon, Dionysus, and Goddess" — Gayley, 1893

"Satyr and Maenad with child Dionysus" — Gayley, 1893

Satyr Maenad

"Satyr and Maenad with child Dionysus" — Gayley, 1893

"Silenus taking Dionysus to School" — Gayley, 1893

Silenus

"Silenus taking Dionysus to School" — Gayley, 1893

An illustration of the theater of Dionysus at Athens.

Theater of Dionysus

An illustration of the theater of Dionysus at Athens.